When Tigers played Stocksbridge at Sandy Lane on Saturday, the efforts of one man stood out above all the rest – but he wasn’t on the pitch.
Local man Tom Atherton endured a gruelling eight hour stint on a spin bike, to raise money for the charity.
Atherton is running the London Marathon for Get Kids Going, an organisation that aims to increase sporting participation among disabled young people.
He started cycling at 9am on Saturday and kept going until the final whistle of the Northern Premier League game.
His goal is to raise £2,000 for the charity, and Saturday’s incredible exertions certainly paid off, as he left Sandy Lane with £287.70 in donations.
He’s been supported by local firms Worksop Timber, Apple Fitness and the company he works for, Rocksure Systems.
Atherton, who had never embarked on a spin session anywhere near as long as nine hours before, told the Guardian: “The cost of one piece of equipment is £2,000, I have set myself a target to raise this to change one young person’s life.”
To help him hit his target, visit www.justgiving.co.uk/TPA and donate.